About

 
Ryan Hooks - Founder Ryan has spent the past decade creating identities for companies such as Google, UNICEF, and Vevo. Working in the media space, he has helped communicate food, water, population, and resource issues via Food Inc., the G8 summit, and other organizations. In 2013, he entered the tech world with Avbl to help the freelance world connect in real time. In 2014, he founded Isabel, a smart grow system for the growth and transportation of deliciously efficient produce. Debuted on Summit at Sea 2016: Plant Vision™ by Huxley utilizes computer vision, AI, machine learning, and Augmented Reality to radically transform the way we grow. 

Ryan Hooks - Founder

Ryan has spent the past decade creating identities for companies such as Google, UNICEF, and Vevo. Working in the media space, he has helped communicate food, water, population, and resource issues via Food Inc., the G8 summit, and other organizations. In 2013, he entered the tech world with Avbl to help the freelance world connect in real time. In 2014, he founded Isabel, a smart grow system for the growth and transportation of deliciously efficient produce. Debuted on Summit at Sea 2016: Plant Vision™ by Huxley utilizes computer vision, AI, machine learning, and Augmented Reality to radically transform the way we grow. 

Elemental Machines provides deep, data-driven insights into equipment performance and metadata about the lab environment. The results? Clarity. Transparency. Repeatability.

Elemental Machines provides deep, data-driven insights into equipment performance and metadata about the lab environment. The results? Clarity. Transparency. Repeatability.

Territory Studios - AR "Across the studios, regardless of discipline, we're constantly asking how an experience should 'feel'? Trying to get under the skin of how we can connect with people more deeply on both an emotional and a physical level. Mix that passion for real improvement with a world class creative capability which spans digital, service and physical design and you have something very compelling. That's what makes the group such a powerful proposition."

Territory Studios - AR

"Across the studios, regardless of discipline, we're constantly asking how an experience should 'feel'? Trying to get under the skin of how we can connect with people more deeply on both an emotional and a physical level. Mix that passion for real improvement with a world class creative capability which spans digital, service and physical design and you have something very compelling. That's what makes the group such a powerful proposition."

 
FOAM is an open protocol for decentralized, geospatial data markets on the Ethereum blockchain.

FOAM is an open protocol for decentralized, geospatial data markets on the Ethereum blockchain.

Box Unfolded - AI "We designed OpenCellular as an open system so anyone -- from telecom operators to researchers to entrepreneurs -- can build and operate wireless networks in remote places. It's about the size of a shoe box and can support up to 1,500 people from as far as 10 kilometers away. Along with our solar-powered aircraft Aquila and high-bandwidth laser beams, OpenCellular is the next step on our journey to provide better, more affordable connectivity to bring the world closer together." -Mark Zuckerberg boxunfolded.com/iot/

Box Unfolded - AI

"We designed OpenCellular as an open system so anyone -- from telecom operators to researchers to entrepreneurs -- can build and operate wireless networks in remote places. It's about the size of a shoe box and can support up to 1,500 people from as far as 10 kilometers away.

Along with our solar-powered aircraft Aquila and high-bandwidth laser beams, OpenCellular is the next step on our journey to provide better, more affordable connectivity to bring the world closer together." -Mark Zuckerberg

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Advisors

 
Sridhar Iyengar A serial entrepreneur in connected medical devices and wearables, Sridhar is focused on strategy and management at Elemental Machines. Previously, Sridhar was a founder and director of Misfit, makers of elegant wearable products, which was acquired by Fossil in 2015. Prior to Misfit, he founded AgaMatrix, a blood glucose monitoring company that made the world’s first medical device connecting directly to the iPhone. AgaMatrix shipped 15+ FDA-cleared medical products, 2B+ biosensors, 6M+ glucose meters, with partnerships with Apple, Sanofi, and Walgreens. Sridhar holds over 30 US and international patents and received his Ph.D. from Cambridge University as a Marshall Scholar. 

Sridhar Iyengar

A serial entrepreneur in connected medical devices and wearables, Sridhar is focused on strategy and management at Elemental Machines. Previously, Sridhar was a founder and director of Misfit, makers of elegant wearable products, which was acquired by Fossil in 2015. Prior to Misfit, he founded AgaMatrix, a blood glucose monitoring company that made the world’s first medical device connecting directly to the iPhone. AgaMatrix shipped 15+ FDA-cleared medical products, 2B+ biosensors, 6M+ glucose meters, with partnerships with Apple, Sanofi, and Walgreens. Sridhar holds over 30 US and international patents and received his Ph.D. from Cambridge University as a Marshall Scholar. 

Henry Gordon-Smith Sustainability strategist focused on urban agriculture, water issues, and emerging technologies. Henry is Founder of the popular blog Agritecture.com and a board member at the Association for Vertical Farming (AVF). Two years ago, Henry launched his company Blue Planet Consulting, a boutique urban agriculture advising firm where he helps entrepreneurs with vertical farming feasibility studies, recruiting, and systems design.

Henry Gordon-Smith

Sustainability strategist focused on urban agriculture, water issues, and emerging technologies. Henry is Founder of the popular blog Agritecture.com and a board member at the Association for Vertical Farming (AVF). Two years ago, Henry launched his company Blue Planet Consulting, a boutique urban agriculture advising firm where he helps entrepreneurs with vertical farming feasibility studies, recruiting, and systems design.

Thomas Zollner Expert in disruptive innovation product development. Entrepreneur in agriculture from seed to table. Leader in interdisciplinary projects for metropolitan farmer market development. Mentor and moderator in environmental and food safety conflicts. Lecturer in innovation production systems and marketing development. Author of industry reports and analyses.

Thomas Zollner

Expert in disruptive innovation product development. Entrepreneur in agriculture from seed to table. Leader in interdisciplinary projects for metropolitan farmer market development. Mentor and moderator in environmental and food safety conflicts. Lecturer in innovation production systems and marketing development. Author of industry reports and analyses.

Sebastian Torres Supply Chain strategist with a passion for both technology and sustainability. Currently helping SpaceX get to Mars by developing their supply base and streamlining their supply chain processes through continuous improvement. An expert in Lean and Six Sigma methodologies he brings an eye for efficiency and his passion for plants. He is originally from Colombia and was the president of Alpha Pi Nu honor society at Cal Poly. 

Sebastian Torres

Supply Chain strategist with a passion for both technology and sustainability. Currently helping SpaceX get to Mars by developing their supply base and streamlining their supply chain processes through continuous improvement. An expert in Lean and Six Sigma methodologies he brings an eye for efficiency and his passion for plants. He is originally from Colombia and was the president of Alpha Pi Nu honor society at Cal Poly. 

Ben Gorlick Director, Head of Product Blockstream Blockstream was founded to develop new ways to accelerate innovation in crypto currencies, open assets and smart contracts. We're renowned architects of Bitcoin, cryptographers, cypherpunks, entrepreneurs, as well as leaders from the business, policy and the open source community. We believe in the potential of bitcoin and blockchain technology to have a significant, positive social impact.

Ben Gorlick

Director, Head of Product Blockstream

Blockstream was founded to develop new ways to accelerate innovation in crypto currencies, open assets and smart contracts. We're renowned architects of Bitcoin, cryptographers, cypherpunks, entrepreneurs, as well as leaders from the business, policy and the open source community. We believe in the potential of bitcoin and blockchain technology to have a significant, positive social impact.

 
Azam Shaghaghi CEO & President-Space Tourism Society Canada Azam is known as: disruptive entrepreneur with a passion & long term commitment (for innovation consulting). Most of her life, she has been involved with innovative and bold individuals with the same mind-set from all over the world to make a change in advanced technologies, and positive impact; aiming to escalate competitiveness in corporate venture capital (CVC), hedge funds & private equity investment to enhance profit revenue.

Azam Shaghaghi

CEO & President-Space Tourism Society Canada

Azam is known as: disruptive entrepreneur with a passion & long term commitment (for innovation consulting). Most of her life, she has been involved with innovative and bold individuals with the same mind-set from all over the world to make a change in advanced technologies, and positive impact; aiming to escalate competitiveness in corporate venture capital (CVC), hedge funds & private equity investment to enhance profit revenue.

Lee Rosenblatt Meta-Connector A life-long veteran of the live entertainment industry, Lee has logged thousands of miles on some of the largest, most successful, and most prestigious concert tours of the 21st century, in more than 68 countries and 7 continents. Lee founded Preferred Touring Solutions as a complete tour and travel support company for blue-ship clients, including Metallica, Bon Jovi, the Red Hot Chili Peppers, Fortune 500 CEOs, Forbes 400 members, high-ranking diplomats, and a former US Cabinet member.

Lee Rosenblatt

Meta-Connector

A life-long veteran of the live entertainment industry, Lee has logged thousands of miles on some of the largest, most successful, and most prestigious concert tours of the 21st century, in more than 68 countries and 7 continents. Lee founded Preferred Touring Solutions as a complete tour and travel support company for blue-ship clients, including Metallica, Bon Jovi, the Red Hot Chili Peppers, Fortune 500 CEOs, Forbes 400 members, high-ranking diplomats, and a former US Cabinet member.

Susanna Choe Co-founder Peace Accelerators Stemming from the blockchain world, Susanna has been bridging the gap between efficient solutions and global needs with Peace Accelerators. As a founder she has connected thousands of people towards higher purpose missions, working towards a clean and healthy future. 

Susanna Choe

Co-founder Peace Accelerators

Stemming from the blockchain world, Susanna has been bridging the gap between efficient solutions and global needs with Peace Accelerators. As a founder she has connected thousands of people towards higher purpose missions, working towards a clean and healthy future. 

Office

New Lab is the collaborative workspace for emerging technology in robotics, artificial intelligence, and design, at the Brooklyn Navy Yard.  

New Lab is the collaborative workspace for emerging technology in robotics, artificial intelligence, and design, at the Brooklyn Navy Yard.

 

Partners

Greening the galaxy with: Agritecture

Greening the galaxy with: Agritecture

Sponsor

Intel's computer vision, cloud, and hardware support via the New Lab.   

Intel's computer vision, cloud, and hardware support via the New Lab